Changing Another Person LO19885

Eugene Taurman (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 19:49:21 -0600

Replying to LO19871 --

Rick asked:
>Can one person determine what another person is to hold as belief? And, if
>so, is it ethical to do so?

You bet. The boss determines what people believe is important to the
organization and to their own success. He or She do it whether or not they
know or have expressed their own beliefs.

They do it by way of the questions asked and the agendas established.
Formal meeting agendas and the agenda he or she has when meeting people
around the organization. This stated or unstated agenda is setting
priorities for behavior and the way associates use their time between
meetings with the "boss".

The saddest part about it is that the boss can be completely unconscious
of this power and it still happens. There are of course exceptions. Some
people leave, some complain but most never question the priorities set by
the official leaders for their mind or time.

Cultures are so powerful that those who do not fit leave. Strong culture
organizations have high turnover rates for new hires. Witness 3M and
Quadgraphics to name two. Culture is not necessarily the legacy of one CEO
but the combining of many each in sequence influencing the next.

It is not a matter of removing rights of any one person but it simply
happens as long as the persons's core values are not attacked. Those that
do not fit leave or chose to subject themselves to an inner conflict.


Eugene Taurman

What you are is determined by the thoughts that dominate your mind.
Paraphrase of Proverbs Ch 23 vs 7 KJV


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